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All the news that's fit to snicker at...

How desperate are folks here for something newsworthy to report? Check out what made it onto the front page of the El Paso Times this morning:

Train with chile slams into truck with onions

and it gets even better when the highlighted quote for the article is this gem:

'It would have made great salsa.' - N.M. police officer

How sad is it that someone's 15 minutes of fame would get used up saying something like that to a reporter? Forget about the trial of the century or even a career bust, this guy went to a T.A.


Sometimes the people in this area crack me up (the rest of the time I just wince).


Re: Ahhhhhh.... I get it.

Of course one thing to consider is that TV news shows have an edge in that they require no effort to enjoy. It's scary to realize how many people consider reading a chore (not to mention the fact that they have to buy the newspaper).

I mean, honestly, I prefer reading the paper to watching the news because I grew up with it in the house ever day and I can tell that you guys have the time to make sure you get things right (for the most part), but sometimes it does show that the paper knows that it's basically monopoly and can slack off a little bit on some things.

Even though the local TV news shows do tend to suck, since there are half a dozen of them in the city, you always get a sense that they're trying to outperform each other and that does make a difference.